1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/4 cups finely crushed saltine crackers or rich round crackers
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 to 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1. In a small bowl, combine egg and milk. In another shallow dish combine crushed crackers, thyme, paprika, and pepper. Set aside.
2. Skin chicken. Dip chicken pieces, one at a time, into egg mixture, and then coat with the crumb mixture.
3. In a baking pan, arrange the chicken, bone side down, so the pieces aren't touching. Drizzle the chicken with the vegetable oil.
4. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 F/190 C oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Do not turn chicken pieces while baking.